Britain’s Europe Minister, Leo Docherty reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to regional security as he made his first visit to Romania on Monday.
The visit is designed to boost UK-Romanian relations and focus on European security seven months after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Romania shares the longest border of any NATO or EU country with Ukraine.
On the eve of his visit, Docherty said: “Great Britain and Romania are important NATO allies, in close cooperation with international partners which are firmly opposed to Putin’s brutal attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty,” a statement in Romania from the British embassy said.
“I am delighted to be in Bucharest to discuss boosting our cooperation in security and reaffirming our unwavering support for Ukraine.”
Great to be in Romania today, an important partner and @NATO ally.
I’ll be discussing how we can strengthen security cooperation in the region and continue in our unwavering support to Ukraine.
— Leo Docherty MP (@LeoDochertyUK) October 3, 2022
“In a sign of solidarity with a key NATO ally, the British secretary for the state for Europe will welcome the close cooperation with Romania in regional defense and the ongoing support offered to Ukraine in response to the war provoked by Russia,” the statement from the embassy sent to Universul.net said.
The British minister will meet officials from the foreign ministry, the justice ministry and the heads of Parliamentary commissions for defense, security and foreign affairs on Monday.
Mr. Docherty is the minister for Europe, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.